Mumbai takes the Crown

By Vishaka Chakrapani
From KC College, Mumbai
Posted Jan 30th 2013 11:00AM

The recently concluded Clean and Clear and Bombay Times Fresh Face saw both the Mumbai finalists as the winners of the competition all over India. Competing against participants from cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Kolkata etc. Siddhant Chaturvedi from Mithibai College and Namrata Sheth from St. Xaviers College took the crown titles showing Mumbai's might over others.

Siddhant who charmed the audience with his dance as well as cute looks got a chance to dance with Jacqueline Fernandez who was the judge while Namrata Sheth's smart answers got the 16 year old the main title. Walking on the ramp to an overwhelming cheer from the Mumbai people, Siddhant beat 10 other boys while Namrata surpassed 13 other girls.

Shrikanth Iyer, student of SIES College and a finalist in the Mumbai round said "There was no doubt that Siddhant would not win. He was the best of them all and I am very happy Namrata made it as well!"

Started in 2010 to promote hidden talent among the youth of Mumbai, it gradually progressed to a national level. Apart from winning, two girls get a chance to be in the next commercial of Clean and Clear on television.

The girls were seen grooving to music with a variety of dance forms ranging from hip-hop to jazz while the men chose Bollywood music over the others. Chirag Khatri from Delhi and Swapnil Kulkarni came runners up from the boys' side while Sushmita Bhandari from Pune and Diksha Dhyani from Chandigarh were runners up from the girls' side who are also the faces of the new advertisement for Clean and Clear that will be shot.

As the hunt for the faces of 2012 is over, the next year students will be preparing to show their best for Fresh Face 2013. For someone with aspirations, this is a big platform to show your talent as well as gain popularity among many.
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